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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 1986-12-28 (December 28, 1986)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: December 28, 1986 (check for other copies)
Venue: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Location: Oakland, CA

Source: Ultramatrix (SBD/AUD mix)> Master cassette> DAT> CD> SHN
Keywords: Live concert


Cold Rain & Snow, Minglewood Blues, Row Jimmy-> El Paso, Stagger Lee, Box Of Rain-> Big Railroad Blues-> Promised Land Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Looks Like Rain-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Bl


Ultramatrix (SBD/AUD mix)> Master cassette> DAT> CD> SHN; via Charlie Miller; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman

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Reviewer: edsjschool - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 7, 2013
Subject: Looking to speak to someone who was at this show
Hello, my name is Eric and I am a journalist at the University of Missouri Journalism School. I am looking to speak with someone who attending this show for a project for the Washington Post's Gene Weingarten. If you attended this show, or know anyone that did, please contact me at ericshort91@gmail.com. Thank you.

Reviewer: sbrew - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 7, 2012
Subject: very underrated
This is a great show. Well worth the listen.

Reviewer: BIG_R - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 3, 2009
Subject: 12-28-86
This is a nice little show. Don't let the negative reviews fool you. It is of very good sound quality.

Reviewer: Augy - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - June 11, 2009
Subject: What a bore!
This is such a short and extremely generic show. The only reason I can give it a 2 is that it was slightly better played than New Year's for example the "Box of Rain"! Although, I did like "Big Railroad Blues"!
I might have given it a 3 since some parts are well executed and as I said it is certainly better than some of the shows a few months later, but so many of the rest of you are way too overly enthused by this that I have to bring you back to reality a bit! On the other hand I only add this line in order to indicate that I'm trying to bring myself likewise back to a fair objective assessment i.e. no to be too harsh! Even so it is still a bore relatively speaking, that is in the grand scheme of shows I attended.

San Diego

Reviewer: Gr8ful Dave - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 17, 2006
Subject: Not quite
Hate to break bubbles. Black Pete was played 12/17/86 at Oaklnd Col; the 1st time since Jerry left his coma (http://www.deadbase.com). Still, these were really good times. I drove in fr Utah, and had all 4 shows by mail order. Nevilles every nite made a great party even better. A great run.

Keep up the good work, Archive.org!

Reviewer: HomerLeeHunnecutt - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 29, 2005
Subject: Yep the BP was heartfelt
I do rememeber that. I was very lucky in that a friend talked his uncle into getting us 4 nights comp'd tickets with seats varying all over the center. This was the first show I ever went to not on pysedelics, and it was very weird for me, but listening to it now while high makes me wonder why I decided not to that night. We drove straight from Wilmington,NC to Kaiser. Anyhoo, this recording sounds alot like it did in person. I was 50 ft straight in front of Jerry and remember the sound sounding a little raunchy, not unlike the tape, especially during Cold Rain, but the first was always a tune up tune.

As far as this recording, very smooth soundboard. Jerry remains reserved, I imagine, because there are 3 more nights to go. Good classic Dead though1!!

Reviewer: pizzab - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 13, 2004
Subject: Black Peter
I flew into California for these shows on a whim with no tickets. This is the only one of the four I got into and I feel lucky this is the one it was. We were all waiting for the first Black Peter to be played after Jerrys summer near death experience. I was about 20 feet from Garcia on the floor of the kaiser when it happened. When he sang the lyrics "tomorrow maybe go beneath the ground", emotion could clearly be seen in his eyes. The whole crowd felt it and so did I. Overall the show was far from spectacular. That moment however will always be one of my most memorable GD experiences. Thank God the DC show a few months before was not the last Grateful Dead show because it almost was.

Reviewer: Matthew Xavier - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 14, 2004
Subject: Jerry back in great form
Mike and I saw this show from the front wall. What a place to be to experience a show. The first set was high energy with a triple threat starting with big Railroad Blues. Jerry and Bobby were making eye contact the whole show perhaps reconnecting after a long layoff playing some songs for the first time since Jerry's illness. I remember the look of amazement that Weir gave Garcia after his second solo in Scarlet as if to say, "Oh yeah that was hot!" Many in the audience had tears in there eyes when Jerry played the most heartfelt rendition of Black Peter. You could see how emotional he was just after it as if he were ready to breakdown and cry.